For years now almost unbeknownst to the teaming life in this city there has been a weekly gathering of St. pete's most notable and brightest creative entities. Together all artist of any medium come together in pursuit of community, exposure, networking or the company of those that also inspire. Here you are accepted, and welcomed to paint live or just drink and laugh and smile, share stories or bitch about the pitfalls of your craft.
Artists have sold their work right of their easels with paint still wet, painted on motorcycles parked on sidewalks and carved alien babies out of coconuts, and probably everything in between. And yes sometimes the crowd shrivels or expands with either more or less artists participating all dependent on factors or events which can not be determined, but there is always at least a few people with a sketchbook tucked under their arm or a paintbrush resting behind their ear, waiting for others to join. And es it is a popular notion that artists thrive in solitude and brood alone in dark studios or basements or are just to damn eccentric weird or whatever, that the don't keep the company of other artists, but i say fuck all of that- for most of us here we owe most of of our opportunities to each other, for the fellow artist that shared with us an opportunity to show our work somewhere, or encouraged us to do more- and this weekly event is an expression of that 'togertherness."
Or if you like it is an excuse to get out and paint, so do it ;p
The following slide show will explain it better than i ever could